I've been having fun with painting some personal GW2 inspired portraits. This is a Seraph inspired portrait of a warrior I still have to create (I have far too many...
Garkun – forest boy
Garkun is the fifth painting in a series of character portraits (Includes Vik, Anahit, Lada & Zabava). He’s a forest boy, having seen many horrors of war, he’s taken to scavenging the forest and battlefields, always followed by a shadowy forest spirit).
Sometimes a sketch takes a while to actually come together. This one I had a rough idea what I wanted, but it seemed to take forever for me to sit down and get it done. I sketched in Photoshop as I just kept having a really bad time using pencil and paper.
The colour concept. One of the problems with Photoshop, is sometimes the colours are very hard to replicate in watercolours, particularly when the painting is only a little bit bigger than a business card. The client wanted his clothes roughed up a bit more, so I did this when transferring the sketch to watercolour paper.
My scanner is being replaced soon. The colours are somewhat ‘off’, but this is the final painting. I used a yellow ochre washes as the base, to try and keep some warmth, even though I knew that the forest tones would be painted with quite a cool grey blue-green.